21 JULY 2018

10.30 - 5pm, Fordingbridge Recreation Ground, SP6 1AN

in town all day


Main arena

Visitors to the festival will be treated to a variety of acts including a display by Fordingbridge Fire and Rescue, dog events that last all day, British heavy horses’ obstacle driving competition and a tractor pull as well as a display by a hovercraft!

Kids' area

This year’s festival has loads of activities for children including a climbing wall, circus skills workshop, tea cup rides, bungee trampolines, badge making, football skills, face painting, and children’s entertainer Krazy Kev performing at 1pm. Plus loads more stalls.


Come and see Transport through the ages! All day long, we will have vehicles moving around our perimeter road – from tractors, horses, vintage cars, steam engines and a penny farthing! And don’t forget to check out our classic car display with over 60 cars.

Countryside area

Our countryside area is full of activities for flora and fauna. Want to know more about fly-fishing? Check out our display in the river Avon. Or come and meet our farm animals. Plus check out a range of country crafts including broom and hurdle making. Plus come and take part in our dog events being run by Pampered Dogs.

Music stage

Check out sets from local musicians Alis Eaton, Katie Waygood and Tom Gwyther as well as a number of Burgate school performers who will be performing on our live music stage. Grab some food and drink from the stalls around the arena and chill out to our local talent.

Fancy dress competiton

Come and take part in our fancy dress competition. Just 50p to enter and all proceeds go to the festival. We will have 5 classes with prizes for winner and a runner up. Classes are for ages 0-4, 5-7, 8+, Adult and child team, and Pet and its owner! Come in as fancy a get-up as you dare. Just make sure you are there for judging at 12.15 and the parade at 12.30.

Dog show times

11.30: Best Puppy (under 1 year)
12.15: Prettiest Bitch
1pm: Handsome Hound
1.45: Best Rescue
2.30: Waggiest Tail
3.15: Golden Oldie (over 8 years)
4pm: Best In Show (all first place winners)

£2 per entry, per class, or three classes for £5

Food and drink

We have loads of food and drinks stalls at the festival this year, including:

  • Award-winning burgers & sausages
  • Sandwiches, teas and cakes
  • Pizza
  • Vegan food
  • Candy floss
  • Crepes
  • Milkshakes
  • Ice Cream
  • Beers from Sixpenny Brewery
  • West Country cider
  • Cocktails, gin and prosecco
  • Plenty of soft drinks

50 stalls

Meander round the 50 stalls and talk to local businesses, community groups and charities.

We will have stalls selling cakes, crafts, gifts, fashion items and more.